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Sep 25, 2023

Gaining one’s trust is a challenging thing to do, especially when you’re leading a team. Some people don’t quickly warm up to others, and it can be difficult to get them to follow through when you need them to.

As a leader, you need everyone on your team to open up and trust you. But how can you do this?

In this episode of the Int-HER-rupt podcast, host Linda Yates speaks with Heather Dominick, the owner of Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur. Listen to her advice to discover techniques to get your team to trust you as a leader.

Who Is Heather Dominick?

  • She is the founder and leader of Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur.
  • Heather also created Business Miracles, a 21-day course to help highly sensitive people run successful businesses.
  • In addition to her business, she holds a Master's degree and worked as a public high school drama teacher for eight years.

What Is a Highly Sensitive Person?

  • Numerous research studies show that some people are more sensitive nervous system to the environment than others. 
  • According to research, 20% of people are born with a nervous system that takes more stimulation. 
  • Many highly sensitive people tend to do better from being self-employed.

Building Trust With Students

  • Creating trust among students can be challenging for a teacher; one wrong move can easily break the trust.
  • Heather learned the coaching in education (CIE) technique while studying at New York University. 
  • Instead of teaching as a teacher, she taught as a coach and found this technique was highly influential in gaining students' trust.

Three Tips for Leaders Building Trust

  • Honor the individuals in the room: Heather created systems focused on each member's strength. 
  • Don't expect everyone to be like you: Everyone is different, and you want to draw their differences out. Also, you don't want your team members to be like you. 
  • Establish the same expectations for your team members as you do for them: Share tips one and two with your team so they can understand that everyone is bringing something to the table.

Breaking the Wrong Mindset

  • For those who believe no one will ever trust them, Heather discusses the importance of creating a collaborative culture to help break this mindset.
  • When it is established from the hiring process, it’s easier to get team members to trust each other and the leader.
  • As the leader, you must set the tone to make your team members follow. If you want them to trust you, you must also trust them.
  • Lastly, you must have empathy as a leader and put yourself in someone else’s shoes. 

Do you need help with getting your team members to trust you? Then listen to this week’s episode of the Int-HER-rupt podcast to learn actionable tips on getting your team to trust.

“Trust is the bonding element that allows a group of people or any connection between even two people to really be able to be on the same page. And from that place, there's a greater sense of ease for creating, for producing, for being of service, and just being able to get from an A to Z when it comes to any type of goal or project you're looking to bring across the line.” - Heather Dominick


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If this episode connected with you, reach out to Linda and let her know. This podcast is produced by TSE Studios. Check out other podcasts by TSE Studios, including this episode’s sponsor, The Sales Evangelist, helping new and struggling sellers close more deals and achieve their sales goals. Subscribe to the IntHERrupt Podcast so you won’t miss a single show. Find us on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, and Stitcher. Audio created by Ryan Rasmussen Productions.